Crab Roll

Crab Roll Recipe
Photo: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 158.71 mg
Calories 322.4
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Carbohydrate 23.83 g
Cholesterol 120.28 mg
Fat 14.26 g
Fiber 2.19 g
Iron 2.66 mg
Protein 24.57 mg
Satfat 1.95 g
Sodium 572.64 mg


2 pounds cooked crabmeat
2 bunches scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, finely diced
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 to 10 rolls or hot dog buns
8 leaf lettuce leaves (such as Bibb)
3 ripe tomatoes, sliced


Pick over the crabmeat, discarding any pieces of shell. Finely chop the meat. In a medium bowl, combine the crabmeat, scallions, celery, lemon juice, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the rolls until lightly browned. Spoon some of the chilled crabmeat mixture onto half of each roll, then place some of the lettuce and tomato on the other half. Serve immediately.

Tip: You can substitute chopped lobster meat or peeled, deveined, and finely chopped shrimp for the crabmeat.